Feb 12th, 2014


The feared home-run bat is back in Super Smash Bros. and the effects of being KO’d with it seem to be extra comical. You can see Link using it against Donkey Kong in the above image, with Kong’s eye comically bulging out of his head from the effect. The home-run bat, like the hammer, has always been feared for its instant KO ability.

Of course, no Super Smash Bros. update would be the same without Sakurai’s commentary on Miiverse, where he makes reference to the eye bulging effect.

“Pic of the day. The Home-run Bat in this game is black! And it’s so powerful that your eyes might bug out!!”

It’s interesting to see the color change from gold to black. What do you think of the change? Are you excited to slug your opponents when the game is released?

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  • CEObrainz

    I do like the new design more than the old one, also the eye-popping shenanigans make using it that much more fun!

    On a side note, does the weapon look like it would be craft-able in Monster Hunter? Maybe it’s just me or perhaps I’ve been playing too much of it lately.

    • linkzero65

      i feel you bro 500 hours of playing

      • CEObrainz

        1000+ if you consider all the previous games, if just MH3U then less than 50.

        • linkzero65

          i meant MH3U only XD

          • CEObrainz

            I’ve only owned the game for just over a week, be assured though that I’ll catch up eventually. 😉

          • linkzero65

            cool 🙂

  • Alex

    Link uses the bat to hit DK right in the balls.

  • Ducked

    Black is back! My guesses are the game will be out by August

  • Henry Hotspur

    That is a fantastic impact reaction, I can’t wait to see everyone else’s.

    But it might just not be the Homerun bat, but Donkey Kong’s reaction to a heavy hit.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      I’d have that reaction if I was hit in the groin with a baseball bat.

  • PaulRuddsHair

    This has always been a favorite weapon of mine, because you have to time it just right – making it a bit more skill-based than the hammer.

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    Batter up!

  • Sdudyoy

    “And here’s a look at a home run exiting the arena.”

    • Josiah Parsons

      I love Toon Link’s batting posture in both pics. they really put a lot of care into that…

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Where did you get that?

      • Sdudyoy

        It was on Miivesre below the main picture.

        • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

          ok thanks 😀

  • Simon Stevens


    • Skelterz

      That’s so good lol that’s so funny.

    • WarioForever

      TP Link FTW!

    • Skelterz

      where did you get that photo seriously there the same being but there showing a strange hatred its like they could never possibly get on. Someone was probably like hey are you guys up for a new four swords and they was like “WITH THIS FAG” at the same time then the look happend ahahahahahah

      • Simon Stevens

        Same place I got this one from, cheezburger 😀 occasionally they post very funny Nintendo pictures

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      aha aha AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    That fur looks crazy good.

  • jjbredesen

    I freaking LOVE! the new design of the bat, and the reaction looks pretty cool to. What Nintendo needs to release now is this:


    • Simon Stevens

      I LOVE THIS!

  • Simon Stevens

    Mighty Switch Force 4 smash brothers! and give her this awesome theme tune

  • Heaven on Earth

    Bye basic8gb hello deluxe finally upgraded.The wii u sales seem to be picking up also they were soldout at my local walmart and at best buy I bought the last one left checkout my red analog thumb pads also I thought they were cool lol love my wii u.

    • steveb944

      Umm where did you get that red??? That looks mighty enticing in gold to match my Zelda pad.

      • Heaven on Earth

        I got them off of ebay for 5 dollars i received them in two days.

        • steveb944

          Hmm, I can only seem to find the black or white for $23.99. I’ll keep looking as $5 is an insta buy.

          I’m sure it’s just for aesthetics as grip difference should be negligible. Thanks again.

          • Heaven on Earth

            Go to google type in analog thumpads and search for it under images and once u find it click on the link

          • steveb944

            Oooohhh I thought it was just Wii U, that’s why. But they’re all universal fit. Thanks, sorry for the trouble. Time to start personalizing. Enjoy your deluxe!

          • Heaven on Earth

            Yes they have all different colors theyre still 4.31 on ebay just type analog thumbstick grips cap cover and thanks

    • SP-937-215

      They’re like nipples XD

    • AkaLink77

      Nice socks!

      • Heaven on Earth

        Lol home sweet home lounging waiting on the system to update

  • Skelterz

    the reason link hit him is cause he was relapsing, Look at his eyes He’s been at the crystal meth again!

  • Will W

    Does this confirm NESS is back…?

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      I don’t think so besides he’s really leaping back

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      The Home-Run bat is a generic bat and isn’t based on the EarthBound series, so the answer is no. Howerver, we can expect all of the original 12 to return. Ness, Captain Falcon, Yoshi and Jigglypuff should be announced sooner or later.

  • FutureFox

    Looks like Donkey Kong giving it his best Blanka impression.

  • Fierce-Deity Link

    the new bat looks dope … im glad it isn’t generic looking like the previous ones.. also, that DK expression 0.o

  • NkoSekirei

    looks like donkey kong got hit in the bananas with that bat

    • Mario


  • Mario

    Oh Donkey Kong! You big silly ape! 🙂

  • companyoflosers

    I persobally used the bat more as a throwing weapon since my aim is pretty good. Wasnt a one hit ko but it does alot of damage and sends people with high damage flying. That and they expect you to go for the 1 hit ko and arent expecting you to throw it.

  • ScrewAttack

    Ah the mighty home run bat. Been silencing friends and enemies with that bad boy since the days of yore.

  • Nicolas Dorion

    am I the only one who thinks it looks fucking dumb

    • Blue Hernandez

      No. That is a stupid thing to assume.

  • Old School

    Thanks to the team at Smash Bros for giving us updates. It’s too bad the retards with Mario Kart can’t take a lesson from these guys on how to keep the MK fans happy with updates. You would think with all the little updates from Smash that it was coming out sooner then MK8

    Keep up the good work!